verb (used with object), ac·tu·at·ed, ac·tu·at·ing.
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Origin of actuate
OTHER WORDS FROM actuateac·tu·a·tion, nounde·ac·tu·ate, verb (used with object), de·ac·tu·at·ed, de·ac·tu·at·ing.self-ac·tu·at·ing, adjectiveun·ac·tu·at·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for actuate
He sought to penetrate the human heart, and to reveal the secret motives which actuate the conduct of men.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
To make life a success, the glory of God must be the ruling motive to actuate us in all the walks of life.Choice Readings for the Home Circle|Anonymous
My agitation on Sunday week during and after your departure called forth reflections which actuate my present conduct.The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851|Duke of Wellington
Only suppose that nation to possess the same feelings which actuate every breast in this House; which actuate the American people.
If thoughts do not actuate it, your distrustful fears and cares will vanish.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter